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Food Security Sector support in Nigeria

Food Security Sector support in Nigeria

Full title of the project:

Food Security Sector support in Nigeria

Target areas:

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 180 000
21/10/2016-20/10/2017
Project code:
OSRO/NIR/605/WFP
Objective:

To support information management mechanisms and systems of the Food Security Sector (FSS), improving access to timely and reliable information to inform partners’ programming and planning processes.

Key partners:

Borno, Adamawa and Yobe State Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources and WFP.

Beneficiaries reached:

Regional bodies and institutions, governments, Non-governmental Organizations, civil society stakeholders and affected populations.

Activities implemented:
  • Sensitized and trained 70 FSS partners to contribute to the Cadre Harmonisé analysis through a workshop on how to collect and analyse food security data, etc.
  • Held trainings on food security information management systems, food security standardized indicators and guidelines for the selection and use of indicators to assess food availability, food access, food utilization and food assistance.
  • Launched a consultative process with focal points from the Ministry of Agriculture focal points, local and international partners, as well as the National and State Emergency Management Agency and the Presidential Committee for the northeastern Nigeria Initiative, and developed three strategic objectives.
  • Conducted regular biweekly food security and technical working group meetings at state level, and held monthly meetings at the federal level.
  • Updated regularly and uploaded food security information products (food security bulletin, 5W maps, food security gap analysis and other food security resources) to the FSS web site.
  • Established ad hoc task force when appropriate to streamline localization and modalities of emergency livelihoods supply interventions.
Impact:
  • Equipped participants with the necessary expertise to complete advisory food security bulletins, allowing for bi-weekly food security bulletins to be produced.
  • Enhanced coordination among food security partners and contributed to avoiding duplication of activities.
  • Improved information management systems to ensure timely access and availability of food security information.